Why Avicenna is regarded as father of modern medicine ?
This is the first post in the series where highlights of major contributions of individual scientists are provided. I'm thankful to Tricia who had shown interest and suggested that details should also be provided.
The following contributions are only the ones that Historians have been able to find from Ibn Sina's 240 surviving books out of a total of 450 books written by him. To find more about the causes of destruction of many great works please read the post 'Pubic Libraries in the Medieval Islamic World ' .
Fig. 1: Image of Ibn Sina in Medieval Manuscript 'Subtilties of Truth' dated 1271
Full Name: Abu Ali al-usayn ibn Abd Allah ibn Sina
Latin Name: Avicenna ...more
Avicenna (as he is known in the West), was a contributor to many fields, including geology, philosophy, law, theology and astronomy, but his greatest legacy lies in the field of medicine. He was one of the main interpreters of Aristotle and was the author of almost 200 books on science, religion and philosophy. Avicennas two most important works are: Shifa (The Book of Healing) a vast philosophical and scientific encyclopaedia, and Al Qanun fi Tibb (The Canon of Medicine). The first is a philosophical encyclopaedia ( ...more
His most famous works are The Book of Healing, a vast philosophical and scientific encyclopaedia, and The Canon of Medicine, which was a standard medical text at many Islamic and European universities up until the early 19th century .
Ibn Sn is regarded as a father of early modern medicine, and clinical pharmacology particularly for his introduction of systematic experimentation and quantification into the study of physiology,] his discovery of the contagious nature of infectious diseases, the introduction of quarantine to limit the spread of contagious diseases, the introduction of experimental medicine, evidence-based medicine, clinical trials, randomized controlled trials, efficacy tests, clinical pharmacology, neuropsychiatry, risk f ...more